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Reid Floor Remarks On The Ryan Republican Budget Proposal

“Today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will unveil an extreme budget that is anything but balanced.” “This budget reflects the same skewed priorities… Americans rejected in November.” “It will take more than accounting gimmicks to achieve real deficit reduction.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding…

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Reid: Democrats Will Not Go Back On Tough But Balanced August Budget Deal To Benefit Billionaires, Defense Contractors

Sequester Is a Tough Pill to Swallow, But That Was the Point – Cuts Were Designed to Be Tough Enough to Force Lawmakers to Compromise, Reach a Balanced Deal Fundamentally Skewed Priorities in Republican Budget Would Hand More Tax Breaks to Wealthy at Expense of Middle-Class Families Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke…

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GOP Budget Would Cut Billions In Health Benefits For Seniors, Families, And Nursing Home Residents; Would Place Huge Cost Burden On Cash-Strapped States, Pressuring Governors To Raise Taxes

States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Vital Support for the Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Slash Benefits As a Result, 30 Million Americans Could Get Kicked Off Medicaid – Forcing Seniors to Be Denied Critical, Life-Saving Care New State-by-State Analysis of…

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Harry Reid: GOP Would Cut Health Insurance for 1.7 Million Kids

This blog post by Nevada Senator Harry Reid also appeared on MomsRising.org and The Huffington Post. Having grown up in a family that could not afford health care, I know how difficult it can be to go to a doctor when you need one. That’s one of the reasons I worked on health insurance reform.…

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POLL: GOP Plan To End Medicare “Wildly Unpopular”

Key point: “Changes to Medicare and Medicaid remain wildly unpopular and more than two-thirds of registered voters want to repeal Bush-era tax cuts for households that make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.” Voters Dislike GOP Plan to Change Medicare, Medicaid By Patrick O’Connor Republicans have some selling to…

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Durbin Statement On The Ryan Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the President’s fiscal commission, released the following statement today on Congressman Ryan’s budget proposal: “The Ryan Republican budget has three pillars: reduce Medicare benefits by more than half; reduce Medicaid benefits for seniors in nursing homes; and reduce taxes on the wealthiest…

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Murray Statement On Republican Proposal To Shut Down Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray released the following statement today regarding the Republican proposal to shut down Medicare and cut health care for kids on Medicaid: “Shutting down government is apparently not enough, now Republicans have taken aim at shutting down Medicare as we know it. The bottom line on the Republican…

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Republican Myths about the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

In their efforts to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to make false claims about the impact of the law on federal and state budgets, the economy, and our current health care system.  They ignore nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which found the cost to be tens of billions…

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